Robert Pattinson Dreams About Beating Up Paparazzi
Robert Pattinson‘s interview with Elle magazine has a bunch of interesting passages, but Gossip Cop was particularly entertained by the actor’s discussion of a world we know all too well – gossip.
In the upcoming Bel Ami, Pattinson plays corrupt journalist Georges Duroy, which gave the longtime “vampire” insight into a different type of parasite. When Elle asks whether he “relished” the chance to portray a “sleazy journalist,” Pattinson responds, “I like the section where he gets a job as a gossip writer and in a completely banal way just makes stuff up – uses the same story and changes the names.” “I think that still is very, very true,” adds the tabloid-hounded actor.
In terms of his own relationship with the press, Pattinson has a fantasy about ending his “nice guy” image once and for all. “You know, when the whole thing dries up and there’s hardly any paparazzi around – I don’t know, in 15 years or something – I like the idea of just one paparazzo coming out and trying to get a picture, and I just beat the sh*t out of him.” “I mean – out of nowhere – when my picture’s not even worth [anything],” he continues. “And I’ve spent all my money, so you can’t sue me!”
Pattinson describes a recent encounter with paparazzi near the Venice Beach boardwalk in which he behaved much more gentlemanly. The actor recalls stopping his car in the middle of the street and simply refusing to speak with the swarm. “They got all pissed off because they can’t just keep taking the same picture.” Good for him.